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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. The Department of Health has confirmed for the first time that 23 tests for Ebola have been carried out on patients in Ireland. All have come back negative.

Ebola epidemic PA Wire / Press Association Images PA Wire / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

2. Three Irish citizens have been killed during fighting in the Middle East – including the Arab Spring – in the last four years, the Minister for Justice has confirmed.

Syria Obama and the World AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

3. Two people have been killed in a car crash in Tipperary which happened early this morning.

4. A man who broke his ankle after becoming stuck in the mud during a Kings of Leon set at Oxegen music festival in 2007 has lost his case against promoters MCD.

Oxegen Festival - Ireland PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

5. “We don’t buy Facebook likes. We don’t know how to buy likes” – Fine Gael is adamant that it isn’t to blame for some unusual activity on the party’s Facebook page.


6. An Post has issued a rather lovely collection of retro gaming stamps featuring Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Mario, and Sonic the Hedgehog.


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